100,000 Stars: A Google Chrome Experiment

The Google Data Arts Team has developed an incredible, interactive visual of the galaxy. Called 100,000 Stars, it shows the real location of over 100,000 stars in a spatially realistic setting. Viewers can zoom in and out and access information for over 87 major named stars, including our own solar system. You can read more … Continue reading 100,000 Stars: A Google Chrome Experiment

The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic

Saw this awesome infographic on Educator's Technology today and had to share! Just a cool visualization of how technology has changed in our classrooms. Can you believe how much we've progressed as a society? Call me old, but I still remember the days when clapping out the chalkboard dusters was something worth fighting over. Now, … Continue reading The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic

Listen to the Sounds of Wikipedia

Looking for a new classroom soundtrack? Try this awesome website: Durring Darren Kuropatwa's keynote session today at the Building Learning Communities conference, I learned about this awesome website that shares the sounds of Wikipedia. Here's how it works: The screen displays the recent changes to Wikipedia pages and posts. When a change occurs, a bell is … Continue reading Listen to the Sounds of Wikipedia

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

The fine folks at TwistedSifter recently put together a list of maps that I had to share, titled "40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World."These particular maps function more like infographics, displaying data and information in a visually easy to understand way. Some of them are eye-opening, like this map of … Continue reading 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Information is Beautiful

Recently came across this website, and my inner artist was tickled! Check out Information is Beautiful's Visualizations, designed and created by David Candless: they are some of the most elegant info graphics I have seen. McCandless is an author and designer who has worked with publications like The Guardian and Wired. Here's an example of one of my … Continue reading Information is Beautiful

InfoFriday: Memorial Day As Told By The US Census

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I wanted to share this informational graphic from the US Census Bureau on Memorial Day. While perusing the data on this graphic I realized how little I know about this holiday, and this would be a good way to educate students about our veterans and the history of the … Continue reading InfoFriday: Memorial Day As Told By The US Census